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Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr.

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, June 22, 2021
1. Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr. Marker
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Vernon Dahmer (1908-1966), a farmer, businessman, and Civil Rights leader widley known for his belief that "if you don't vote, you don't count" was killed here defending his home and family from a gunfire and firebomb attack on January 10, 1966. While he fought the assailants, his family was able to escape. The Ku Klux Klan had targeted Dahmer, who had once served as president of the local branch of the NAACP, for his support for voting rights for African Americans. Convictions followed for several klansmen.

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This historical marker was donated to the Dahmer family by the faculty and students of
The Lift Every Voice: Freedom Institute 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 10, 1966.
 
Location. 31° 24.757′ N, 89° 18.515′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest

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By Cajun Scrambler, June 22, 2021
2. Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr. Marker
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County. Marker is on Monroe Road, 0.2 miles south of Bay Springs Road when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roots of Rock and Roll (approx. 5˝ miles away); East 6th Street USO Club (approx. 5˝ miles away); Eureka School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Taking our Rightful Place in History / We Honor These 15 Brave Men Who Filed The Voting Rights Case (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rev. W.D. Ridgeway (approx. 5.6 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); A Bench By The Road (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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